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      Air Local 512

      Weekly Update

      April 13, 2018

      Dear Brothers and Sisters,

      In an effort to stay more connected with our fellow members, officer's VP Mike Szwed and Sec/Treas Mike Rubel have decided to split their time between the local and the ramp. Their duties will continue to be the same and may be enhanced as we move forward.

      I just returned from a President's Conference in San Franciso, it was the second time the presidents in the TWU International air division have met in one place.

      Air Division Director Mike Mayes, briefed us the organizing of JetBlue and its aggressive campaigning and the hopes of its success.

      Intl VP Alex Garcia discussed the lack of young members being involved in the union. He is committed to creating a "Young Workers Committee" and has requested the presidents to be more involved in its pursuit.

      During the conference, there was an array of presentations on Training, Safety, Political Action, Policy & Legislative, and Government Affairs. We were involved in workshop committees in Safety, Communication, Legislative, Political and briefed on internal organizing.

      We had our weekly meeting with management and discussed issues on T5 restrooms and the need for remodeling.

      After a pm/safety inspection, the green safety truck will be junked and discuss a replacement vehicle.

      Bagroom discussion of pier mats being replaced more frequent and the issue will be discussed at the Joint Safety Meeting next month.

      T-link 2 hand-held devices will be tested and implemented in May and new ramp-link hand-held devices also tested and implemented in September.

      On May 1, 2018, the auto shop will start maintaining a/c non-power equipment. In 1983 this work was transferred to title I to offset layoffs and now it has returned back. it will most likely generate a need for more personnel.

      On Monday, April 16, 2018, your officers will be out and be supporting CWA Union with their picket out front between terminal 2 & 3 next to ride share at 13:30-15:30. Please join us in supporting our fellow union brothers and sisters in their fight.

      Safety on the Ground leads to Safety in the Air

      Juan Elvira
      T.W.U. Local 512
      (847) 956 6996

      Safety Minutes

      President Elvira and I attended the Joint Safety Committee Meeting on March 5th and made it known that the officers of Local 512 will take an active role in the safety of our members.  Included in the weekly update will be a first ever Safety Minute published by the local. The Safety Minute is intended to educate the members of this local on safety. The Safety Minute will be enforced by our stewards and safety stewards.

      SM-01: The (AOA) Aircraft Operations Area is a very busy and dangerous work environment and extra precautions must be adhered to on the movement of aircraft. We are telling our members not to deviate from the gate push back diagrams, even if requested by the flight deck or at the direction of the tower traffic planner. A safe aircraft push is one that strictly follows the push diagram. NOT following the push diagram could lead to disciplinary action by the company.

      Safety on the ground leads to safety in the air…………………….

      Be Safe

      Vice President, Szwed

      TWU Local 512

      TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira
      Ramp Safety Walk
      TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira
      Ramp Safety Walk
      TWU Local 512 Secretary Treasurer
      Mike Rubel
      TWU Local 512 Vice President
      Mike Szwed
      TWU Local 512 President
      Juan Elvira
      New Officers of TWU local 512
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      Upcoming Events
      Membership Meeting
      Apr 27, 2018
      TWU Local 512 650 East Devon Avenue, suite 170 Itasca,IL 60143

      TWU Local 512 is proud to announce the Local 512 app for your smart phone is available for download in the Apple store and the Google play store.
       click the iTunes or Google Play logos below to download the app today!


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